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[aprssig] Balloon warmth

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 03:40:09 UTC 2010


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Scientific_Balloon_Facility


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From: Jason KG4WSV
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Subject: Re: [aprssig] Balloon warmth
Sent: Mar 23, 2010 20:47

On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 9:10 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> Enclose the payload in a mini-greenhouse made from a 2-liter soda bottle
> instead, or paint the metal payload box

... and then go re-read the FAA regs for unmanned free balloons,
especially the parts about density and not causing damage on impact.
Then ditch the metal box.

WB8ELK has had success with a couple of layers of bubble wrap.

We haven't had much trouble with heat when using styrofoam.

-Jason
kg4wsv

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